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Messi is included in Barcelona's squad list: Now it's a Clasico

  • Messi is included in Barcelona's squad list: Now it's a Clasico
    The Barcelona squad for the Clasico is as follows: Marc-Andre ter Stegen, Inaki Pena; Nelson Semedo, Gerard Pique, Clement Lenglet, Jeison Murillo, Jordi Alba, Sergi Roberto, Thomas Vermaelen; Ivan Rakitic, Sergio Busquets, Philippe Coutinho, Arthur, Carles Alena, Arturo Vidal; Luis Suarez, Lionel Messi, Malcolm and Kevin-Prince Boateng. Messi is included in Barcelona's squad list: Now it's a Clasico

Barcelona head coach Ernesto Valverde has included Lionel Messi in his squad for Wednesday night's Clasico against Real Madrid, a match that would not be the same without the Argentinian.

The Argentine returned to training on Tuesday after suffering a thigh injury in Saturday's 2-2 draw with Valencia.

"It is true that sometimes we have had doubts with players and we have waited until the last moment," said manager Ernesto Valverde.

"It's the same with Messi."

Wednesday's tie at the Nou Camp will be the first of three El Clasico's in 25 days, with the second leg on Wednesday, 27 February and a La Liga encounter on Saturday, 2 March.

Forward Ousmane Dembele is also unlikely to be fit for the first leg at the Nou Camp, as he is still recovering from a hamstring injury.

Real Madrid have everyone available apart from defender Jesus Vallejo, who is out with a muscular issue.